Worship with us online May16, 2021

Posted By EmmanuelUMC on May 17, 2021 |

Welcome to our worship service.  The Order of Worship follows: 

Ascension of the Lord Sunday                                                     May 16, 2021                                                     

A Service of the Word

Gathering to Worship

                                                                CCLI #11149131

                                     *standing as able

                 Bold print indicates congregation in unison        

PRELUDE                       The First Song of Isaiah (Sue Lamm/Organ)            ~ Jack Noble White

You may light candle at home if you wish


*CHORAL INTROIT                    All Hail King Jesus                          ~ TFWS #2069

All Hail King Jesus! All hail Emmanuel, King of kings, Lord of lords,

bright Morning Star. And throughout eternity, I’ll sing your praises;

And I’ll reign with you throughout eternity.



In awe and wonder, we lift our eyes to the heavens.

            We raise our songs of joy to the Ruler of all time and space.

We gather to remember the One who shared our life, who died, rose to new life, and now sits at God’s right hand.

            We celebrate the sacrificial life and redemptive work of Jesus, the One we

worship and adore, the One who is now exalted, who is high and lifted up!

We come to be refreshed and filled with God’s Holy Spirit.

            Renew us, O God, with your love, grace and power!

            Strengthen us to be your witnesses everywhere!


*HYMN OF PRAISE      Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise           #312                                                                                                    


*OPENING PRAYER Almighty God, your promise of the Holy Spirit is for us as well as for generation past. Let your blessing fall on us while we are together, clothing us with your Spirit that we might be your witnesses through your church, Christ’s body. May the hope that is ours through Jesus, our risen and glorified Lord, be spread among our community and beyond, that others might be transformed by your love, grace and forgiveness. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH          The Apostles’ Creed                                     #881




PRAYER CHORUS             Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus                                     #349




THE LORD’S PRAYER                                                              Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,  but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.  Amen.                                                 

Proclaiming and Responding to God’s Word

THE EPISTLE LESSON                              Acts 1:1-11

HYMN OF RESPONSE       Rejoice, the Lord is King (v. 1, 2)   #715                                 

THE GOSPEL LESSON                            Luke 24: 44-53          

This is the Word of God for the people of God.   Thanks be to God.


AN OFFERING OF MUSIC               Honor and Praise (Sue Lamm/Organ)           ~ Twila Paris



            *THE DOXOLOGY (Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow)                               #95



SERMON                                                Present, Yet Unseen


PRAYER OF DISCIPLESHIP                             

Going Forth to Serve

*HYMN OF DISCIPLESHIP     Crown Him with Many Crowns         #327                    




*POSTLUDE                             Let All Things Now Living                                       ~ Trad. Welsh

We follow Christ, our Light, into the world to serve God and neighbor.


Hymn Selections for the service are from The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House), 1989 and The Faith We Sing (TFWS) (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000).